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Happy Weekending!

So, I am in Woodbridge with my heart.

You can’t see my long ponytail from here…

I woke up with enough time for coffee with Emily before work, and I have not regretted the “loss of sleep” inherent in waking up earlier for this.

That face tho!

Work was grand. I stayed busy enough for time to fly by…

I’m up to “O” in my shifting and things are going great.

See you on Monday morning, JFK.

I fell asleep in the arms of my love, and today I am as lazy as one can be on a single day off.

I’ll do laundry tho…

…clean clothes accomplished. We had pizza for dinner, and I’ll drive home after Zoe.

On the Road..

…made it home to my Emily.

She missed me. I know because she purrs so loud when I get home, I call her “My Motorhead”

It’s time for sleep. Another week in the library for me…

Goodnight, y’all.

Fri-yay?

If one works on Saturday, should one celebrate Friday?

It’s all good. Today has been a nice, pretty, day. I’m all the way to the “M” section in my shifting project, and it’s so calming for me.

To make order from chaos warms my Librarian heart.

I’ll drive to Woodbridge tomorrow after work to spend one precious day with my love.

Matt & Nancy
2019

I adore this man.

Goodnight, y’all.

Back to it…

As always, I had trouble falling asleep last night, but I woke up at 7:45, which meant I had time for 2 (two) cups of coffee and extra cuddling with my Emily before I had to leave for work.

My Adult Graphic Novel collection

Work is great. I’m continuing with the Adult Fiction shifting, and it makes me happy to do it. There’s something “zen”, for me, about organizing and displaying library items so that they look inviting and are easy to locate.

My shiny New Fiction section (we’re waiting for fresh signage with our new branding on it)
My hair scraped back cuz I am WORKING

So…on my way home for lunch (a 9/10 of a mile drive), I nearly got into an altercation with a person who was standing in the street, talking on her phone.

I said, “Get out of the road,” and she went OFF, yelling at me.

She tried to spit on me but spit on Shelley (my frankencar) instead.

SPIT.

ON. MY. CAR.

Stay classy, Vallejo.

I threw Shelley into park and unhooked my seatbelt.

She leaned into my car door and said, “What are you gonna do about it?” so I opened Shelley’s door, pushing her away from me.

Her little friend popped up and yelled, “Why would you push her with your car door?!?” and I replied, “Because she spit on my Fucking Car!”

Then I swung my legs out and stood up.

And they all stepped back just a bit.

Thus, these little millennials (Gen Z? I dunno, they all look 12 to me now) decided to start sauntering back toward the sidewalk, talking smack the whole way.

I said, “Stop standing in the road,” and the original road-blocker yelled at me, “You’re Still Talking Shit!”

So I used my Bartender voice, and said, “AND YOU’RE STILL IN THE ROAD!”

Then I drove home for lunch and kitty affection.

My Mom raised a lady, but I’m from Fresno, chica. I’ll pull some Chola action outa my back pocket and beat you down with it.

Anywho…I went back to work after lunch and all was well in my world.

The sticker my roomate gave me. Gonna put it on my coffee mug.

I’m home, with my Emily on my lap, thinking about what to make for dinner…

…made 3-cheese tortellini with pesto. 😋 🥣

Tomorrow is another day, where I hope to make better choices.

I could have handled that whole thing better…

Goodnight, y’all

Jigitty-jig…

…if you know that reference, you’re at least GenX, if not older.

I came home to my BabyGirlKid after a wonderfully comfortable 3-day weekend.

I received this little doorknocker in the mail today. I’ll hang it indoors tho…

Heehee!

Also, when I went to Raley’s to pick up some coffee, I happened upon this, and I HAD to have her:

She’s a cat! With a book AND a cup of coffee!

She, and my new, tiny succulent (doesn’t it look like green kitty toe-beans!?!) will move out to the back patio with the other plants I’ve kept alive.

I drove home tonight to spend the week with Emily (and to work my weekly 40hrs) and when I arrived at my apartment, I saw the full moon watching over me…

Super Pink Full Moon

Which is weird, cuz I think THIS is a Super Pinky:

Hmm…I think I have one somewhere…

Goodnight, y’all…

Fridays are my Thursdays when I work Saturdays.

Woke up a bit late this morning but still had time for that 1st cup of coffee with my girl. You all know Emily.

My sleepy head.

Work was good. Stayed busy and generally cheerful the whole day, so yay!

Found out that my pedi spot (Signature Nails in Vallejo) is open with limited folks inside. Couldn’t wait any longer, so I made an appointment, picked up a small frappuccino (because pedi + coffee = happiness), and now I am comfortably ensconced on a massage-y chair, while my feet are pampered. 👑

Looks messy, but feels SO GOOD!

I spring for the #3 pedi, which includes: scrub, mask, hot stone massage, paraffin foot soak, hot towel wrap, and RAPTURE!

I came home to my sweet girl, and I am now relaxing…admiring my pretty toes:

They feel like buttah…

I’m going to sleep early tonight, as I need to be at work by 8am.

After work tomorrow, I’ll head east toward my heart:

Back before we let our pandemic hair grow…

Goodnight lovely humans.

My Friday…

For the month of April, I work Tuesdays through Saturdays, so today is my Friday.

Being a #saturdaylibrarian is mostly the same as weekday librarian-ing, except that the Vallejo Farmer’s Market that occurs every Saturday from 9-2 increases foot traffic, as it’s right around the corner from the library, on Georgia street.

Ted “Theodore” Logan

This is Ted.

Ted lives just outside the library door, on the City Hall side.

Ted loves unsalted peanuts.

He’s just so perky…

Welp! The work week is over for me…its time to pack it up and drive to Woodbridge to be with my Heart…

in Monterey

PS – I love talking to ya’ll every day!

Long day…

I worked at the smaller library on the other side of Vallejo (Springstowne WOOT!) today and, for many reasons, I’m wiped.

Side yard at SPR

Springstowne is a house that was converted to a library in 1956. It is the smallest branch in our county system.

Close up of the signpost…

I like working at SPR once in a while, but I must admit my preference for my JFK.

Back from Monterey

We got up early and headed south, then west…Had some WEAK SAUCE McDonald’s coffee on the way, but made up for it at Tidal coffee at the east end of Cannery Row.

Nearly everyone was wearing a mask…

…even Steinbeck.

This is very different than what we generally encounter at Lodi Lake Park.

Then we found out why:

THIS is how you do it.

There are gorgeous views of the water, and many sights to see…

I pass the JB factory on hwy 12 twice a week…my favorite flavor is pear.

We visited Kelly and Megan at Megan’s ADORABLE little place in Pacific Grove, where they fed us amazing food, and I got to meet the 4 cats:

The Count.
Pickle
Olive

I didn’t catch a photo of Queso, unfortunately.

It has been a very nice Easter Sunday for us, but imma go to sleep now…

G’night